Samuel Adams White Christmas | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams White ChristmasSamuel Adams White Christmas
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
As crisp as the first snowfall of the year, this unfiltered white ale is blended with holiday spices including cinnamon, nutmeg, & orange peel. The familiar citrus and wheat characters of the ale are complemented by the warmth of the spices for a festive brew that's perfect for the season.

Added by TMoney2591 on 10-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,716
Reviews:
317
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
15.27%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
389
For Trade:
0
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Photo of jpuetz
2/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of n2492004
5/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tjg584
4.68/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours hazy straw gold under a sticky, persistent 2” white foam collar.
S: Herbal and spice with some bread.
T: Bread, caramel, orange peel, lemon, citrus, with some cinnamon and light drying in the finish.
F: Medium light body and medium high carbonation.
O: Big wheat beer flavors that might appeal to a wide audience.

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Photo of Thecalmdrinker
3.64/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jzlyo
3.29/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is spices and a hint of wheat. The flavor is cinnamon, citrus, wheat/malts a mildly tart/spicy finish.

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Photo of Nurt20
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Domvan
3.64/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryan4120
3.51/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ta_hagen
3.36/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RonaldWilsonReagan
3.03/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Meh. There’s nothing significant or especially insignificant about this beer. BBC couldn’t make a more ordinary wheat of they tried.

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Photo of rickzim1
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rossracing
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jshusc
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of moundbz
3.89/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeDL
3.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Gear54
3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zenwatts
3.52/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bundy462
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KCCO_JSV
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRPunk
3.67/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle (best by March) from the winter variety pack into a Duvel tulip.

A - Clean, deep golden body with an off-white head that settles to a light foam. Pretty good stick.

S- sweet malts mixed with baking spices. Very much along the Christmas beer line, but quite out of the ordinary for a Wit. I'm thinking a lot of clove, maybe some mace and black pepper.

T- Much as the aroma suggests. A lot like eating a Christmas cookie, lots of spicy character (cloves, nutmeg, maybe some cinnamon, and a little black pepper at points).

M- Medium-light body, moderate carbonation. Fairly dry with a peppery bite.

O- An unexpected mix of a Wit and Christmas/holiday brew. I was a little off-put at first, but to be completely honest, it actually works. That said, instead of standing out as alternative to the spiced, holiday beers, it sort of blends into the pack. Decent beer. Not gonna seek it out, wouldn't turn my nose up at it either.

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Photo of zak333
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Spify
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alexvhrk
2.99/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Wheat ale with a cloudy amber body with a non retaining medium white head. A very warm aromatic experience with the amount of ingredients (cinnamon, orange peel, and nutmeg). Slight bitterness at the back of the palate from what tastes like the orange peel. Very strong cinnamon flavor.

Not usually a fan of "Christmas" beer but this was pleasant. Picked it up on a whim in April near end of shelf life.

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Photo of Lettsgo3
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Samuel Adams White Christmas from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.47 out of 5 based on 1,716 ratings.
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